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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Orientation is an interactive transition program geared to all undergraduate students who are beginning their studies in the Fall. This programming will highlight the campus community through engaging social programs, opportunities to connect with faculty members outside of the classroom as well as unique and long-standing orientation traditions such as the Wild Goose Chase!

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What to expect

  • Attend a variety of social events with other incoming students.
  • Connect with your Peer Leader, fellow first-year students and faculty members from your program.
  • Discover campus clubs, societies and other co-curricular opportunities. 
  • Engage in a wide range of student services activities and workshops.
  • Get to know your professors and teachers through participation in events designed and facilitated by faculty members.
  • Meet and Greet sessions with your academic advising team.
  • Participate in the traditional inter-faculty competition, the Wild Goose Chase.

Online Orientation

  • Connect with your Academic Advisors to learn more about your program and find out how they can help you through your academic journey.
  • Connect with your professors by participating in events designed and facilitated by faculty members.
  • Meet other incoming students in your faculty. 

In-person Orientation

  • Attend your faculty-specific Orientation.
  • Connect with upper-year students to learn more about the student experience.
  • Get familiar with the campus and understand what to expect once classes start.
  • Participate in a variety of social events with other incoming students from your faculty.

Additional Orientation Events

  • Attend events hosted by your Ontario Tech Student Union.
  • Get connected to the Ontario Tech community by taking part in a variety of activities.
  • Learn about the different ways to get involved on-campus at the Get Involved Fair. 
  • Participate in equity programming hosted by Student Engagement and Equity.